Templates

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Templates basically offer the possibility to include the articles from [[Template:]]-namespace into other articles by the means of w:transclusion. mw:Help:Templates is an excellent tutorial into MW templates.

Templates will be widely employed to add categories to articles.

The template system in MediaWiki has evolved to a very powerful (and complicated in some cases) system for avoiding redundant manual work, and enabling consistent structure for articles that deal with a certain, shared area of knowledge. Other features in MediaWiki include extensions, categories and extra namespaces and widgets.

Wikidata and DBpedia will be used to populate and update Consumium's own Wikibase installation.

Templates in development wiki[edit]

There are a few templates in use in this wiki. A complete list is here with the only useful (and ones used) being:

  • Template:Deprecated - used to mark pages that are no longer relevant or coherent with current plans due to evolution of the implementation plan
  • Template:Fromwp - used to give credit when an article is adapted from Wikipedia
  • Template:Stub - a stadard stub message
  • Template:TFD - Tagged For Deletion - If someone want's to conserve contents from a page that has been tagged like this they either move all useful information to another article or improve the article so that it makes sense in the larger scheme of things.

Template use in Implementation wiki[edit]

Here we should compile a list of templates that will be useful in the implementation stage when we begin to assemble information about companies and products.

New infoboxen[edit]

Infoboxen can consist of standard items in the form of a large unified template with fields for value and freeform portion with mostly single item templates ( think of userboxen ).


Consumption/Product related entities infoboxen[edit]

Places and areas infoboxen[edit]

  • Continent - ( population, per capita avg. income, median income )
  • w:Trade area ( ) NAFTA , EU ...
  • Country w:ISO 3166-1 ( capitol, population, exports, imports, per capita avg. income, median income, neighbours ( clockwise from starting from north ) )
  • Area ( intra-country ) w:ISO 3166-2
  • County/Village/City ( from UN/LOCODE usually )
  • Site ( type: retail, production, combined, office or HQ and full postal address, web, email, phone)

Organizations infoboxen[edit]


Misc.[edit]

Single item boxen[edit]

Single item boxen for products[edit]

Single item boxen for businesses[edit]

  • Operates in site/area/country/continent X
    • Production site in X
    • Retail site in X

Single item boxen for people/users[edit]

  • Recycles
  • Uses mass transit
  • Shops at retail site X / retail chain X

Single item boxen for production sites[edit]


Information on using templates on Meta[edit]

Templates to be copied from Wikipedia[edit]

Templates to be copied from other sources[edit]

  • Uncyc:Q ( quote )

Template use in Wikipedia, 2012 situation mapping[edit]

w:Category:Business infobox templates will likely almost all be included under GFDL to form the base data on entitites such as brands and businesses.

Using the SPARQL queries on DBpedia's datasets on Wikipedia infoboxes enabled by the LinkedWiki extension so we will start collecting a list of Infoboxes to get datasets for.

w:Template:Infobox company[edit]

{{Infobox company
| name             = 
| logo             = 
| caption          = 
| type             = 
| traded_as        = 
| genre            = <!-- Only used with media and publishing companies -->
| fate             = 
| predecessor      = 
| successor        = 
| foundation       = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| founder          = 
| defunct          = <!-- {{End date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| location_city    = 
| location_country = 
| locations        = 
| area_served      = 
| key_people       = 
| industry         = 
| products         = 
| services         = 
| revenue          = 
| operating_income = 
| net_income       = 
| aum              = <!-- Only used with financial services companies -->
| assets           = 
| equity           = 
| owner            = 
| num_employees    = 
| parent           = 
| divisions        = 
| subsid           = 
| homepage         = <!-- {{URL|examplesite.com|ExampleSite.com}} -->
| footnotes        = 
| intl      


w:Template:Infobox brand[edit]

{{infobox brand
| logo           = 
| name           = 
| image          = 
| type           = 
| currentowner   = 
| origin         = 
| introduced     = 
| discontinued   = 
| related        = 
| markets        = 
| previousowners = 
| trademarkregistrations = 
| ambassador     = 
| tagline        =
| website        = 
}}

w:Templates:Infobox advertising[edit]

{{Infobox advertising
| name     = 
| image    = 
| caption  = 
| agency   = 
| client   = 
| title    = 
| product  =
| product2 =
| product3 =
| year     =
}}


w:Template:Infobox prepared food[edit]

{{Infobox prepared food
| name             = 
| image            = 
| caption          = 
| alternate_name   = 
| country          = 
| region           = 
| creator          = 
| course           = 
| type             = 
| served           = 
| main_ingredient  = 
| variations       = 
| calories         = 
| other            = 
}}


Information on using templates on Meta[edit]


w:Wikipedia:Template_messages lists (most) of the templates used in Wikipedia in a user friendly way. All templates used in Wikipedia can be found here (an automatically generated alphabetically ordered list)

Some of Wikipedia's templates (such as those dealing with calendars and such) are directly applicable to the implementation wiki

Surfing around Wikipedia one encounters many complex templates that may include nested templates and parameters.

Template use in Wiktionary[edit]


See also